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Grave Digger - Clash Of The Gods

Published September 06 2012

=Staff's pick

Charon (Fährmann Des Todes)
God Of Terror*
Hell Dog
Clash Of The Gods
Death Angel & The Grave Digger*
Walls Of Sorrow*
Call Of The Sirens
Warrior's Revenge
....With The Wind
Home At Last

Genre Heavy Metal
Chris Boltendahl
Tracks 11
Axel Ritt
Running time 46 Min.
Label Napalm Records
Jens Becker
Release 31 August 2012
Stefan Arnold
Country Germany
Hans Peter Katzenburg
Producer Boltendahl, Ritt, Umbreit
Similar artists Brainstorm, U.D.O.

Grave Digger equals German heavy metal with small and few changes in the last twenty years. It's kind of repetitive, but still solid and I usually am a big fan of their work. With lyrics about ancient Greece and its mythology, historical moments are still of great matter to this band.

Clash Of The Gods is yet another Grave Digger album, so expect no groundbreaking changes with their new creation. The main part of the tracks are in midtempo or slightly speedier and lead vocalist Chris Boltendahl is as hoarse as he has been for the last thirty years. The band's patented quires are still present to this day and of course the heavy riffs as well as Stefan Arnold's rolling drums.

Nine songs, an intro and an interlude is what we are being presented to during forty-six minutes of metal music. I won't go through the songs and will just point out that most of the songs are kind of equally good. Perhaps listening to their music for years and years now has taken its toll, since I somehow feel that the album is good, but I heard all of it before and I have a hard time focusing on the music.

What they now have achieved can't be considered as one of their better efforts. It's good, but for being a Grave Digger album it has a lack of great songs. There are no songs that kills instantly, like Ballad Of A Hangman or Paid In Blood on their latest records. Don't get me wrong here, I dig the album, but I was hoping for more from the veteran metallers.

See also review of: Healed By Metal , Exhumation - The Early Years , Return Of The Reaper , Home At Last , Ballads Of A Hangman , Liberty Or Death , The Last Supper , Rheingold , The Grave Digger , 25 To Live








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